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 List of Kansas Counties

Homesteading in Kiowa County

Crescent Community

The Crescent Post Office was established on May 27, 1892, in the W. H. Hargadine home amidst a thriving community known as the Bethel/Crescent community. It already had a school and a church. The post office was discontinued on September 14, 1905.

The names of Bethel and Crescent were both used to call this community located in the west central section of the county.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.


Smith, Patricia D., et al. "Crescent Community of Kiowa and Edwards Counties Kansas". Garden City, Kansas: Patricia D. Smith, 1997.


Hours and Contacts

Monday,April 21 Forsyth will close at 10 pm because of no electricity

Spring Hours:
Sun:             1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday:         7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:            10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Phone: 785.628.4434
Fax: 785.628.4096
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Mailing Address:
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   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099